|Marlon Castillo and Shalini Zabaneh capture Pablo Marin Classic|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 06 May 2010 00:00|
The Belize Cycling Association in collaboration with the Corozal Sporting Committee sponsored the 5th Annual Pablo Marin Cycling Classic on Saturday May 1, 2010. The open category attracted some 82 riders with 34 riders completing the 79.3 miles course. The open race started from Miami Beach in Corozal Town to the Belize-Mexican Border making a turn and then headed to the Caribbean Tire Roundabout in Orange Walk Town and then back to Miami Beach in Corozal Town for the finish.
At the end of 3:33:13, it was Marlon Castillo of Zamir Cycling Team that captured firstplace. Castillo received $1000.00 and a trophy for his prize. Nissan Arana of Typhoon Cycling Team finished second in a time of 3:36:14 and he received $800.00 and a trophy for his prize, Byron Pope of Benny’s Megabytes finished third in a time of 3:38:55 and he received $600.00 and a trophy, Leroy Casasola of Santino’s Belize finished fourth in a time of 3:38:59 winning $400.00 and a trophy, while Jose Choto of Western Spirit finished fifth in a time of 3:39:10 and he received $200.00 and a trophy.
The other top finishers included Peter Choto of Zamir Cycling Team who finished sixth, Juan Umana of Cayo High Road Cycling finished seventh, Christian McNish of Benny’s Megabytes finished eight, Brandon Cattouse of C-Ray Cycling finished ninth, and Jairo Campos of Typhoon cycling finished tenth to round off the top finishers. Meanwhile, the female race also started from Miami Beach in Corozal Town to San Pablo and then backs to Miami Beach in Corozal Town.
The first female rider to cross the finish line was Shalini Zabaneh of Team Sagitun who completed the course in a time of 2:10:27. Zabaneh received $300.00 and a trophy for her prize. Fiona Humes of Telemedia Swoosh finished second in a time of 2:24:28 and she received $200.00 and a trophy, while third place went to Anthea Sutherland also of Telemedia Swoosh and she completed the course in a time of 2:25:21.
In the Youth category, Juana Umana of Cayo High Road finished first and Joel Borland of INDECO finished second. In the junior category, 1st place went to Richard Vera of Clear the Land, 2nd place went to Daniel Choto of Cayo High Road, and 3rd place went to Darren Williams also of Cayo High Road. In category 3, first place went to Leroy Cassasola of Santino’s Belize, with second place going to Peter Choto of Zamir, while third place went to Brandon Cattouse of C-Ray Cycling Team. And in the Masters 4/5 category, first place went to Wilbert Jones of Benny’s Megabytes, second place went to Luigi Urbina of Typhoon and third place went to Liam Stewart of M&M Engineering.